Career Academy of Pella

Career Academy of Pella

Neumann Monson Architects
410 East Eighth Street, Pella, United States | View Map
Project Year
Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio
Product Spec Sheet

Translucent Wall Assembly (above the shops)CPI Daylighting
Exterior Concrete Veneer CladdingEdwards Cast Stone
Curtain wallEFCO Corperation
Curtain Wall GlazingInsulite

Product Spec Sheet
Translucent Wall Assembly (above the shops)
Exterior Concrete Veneer Cladding
Curtain wall
Curtain Wall Glazing
by Ipe

Career Academy of Pella

Neumann Monson Architects as Architects

The Career Academy of Pella is home to 23,000 square feet of vocational shops and classrooms. This project is the result ofa unique collaboration between the local public school district, local private schools, area industry, and a regional community college.The resultant facility will train students of all ages in skills that aresought in the local workforce. STEM instruction will also be provided.

This new building is sited immediately northwest of the existing high school. It is tucked into the hillside and aligned to the existing topography, which significantly minimized earthwork costs. The exterior material palette consists of durable materials and references the brick found on adjacent structures.

A double height circulation spine organizes the building and features natural light and views across the adjacent grassy field. Classroom and double height shop spaces are accessed from the spine. All classroom and shop spaces have access to ample natural light and are constructed of simple, durable materials that will stand up to heavy use. Each shop has direct access to the exterior and diffused natural light permeates each space.

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